Red Junglefowl Mother Hen and Chick

on 27th April 2012

“Five months ago I posted accounts of my sightings at Sin Ming Avenue of Red Junglefowls LINK 1 and LINK 2.

“Apparently not long after that, some of them have migrated to my condo. At times up to 3 males and 1 hen were seen. Some of my neighbours do not welcome them though. They complained of their crowing, even as early as three o’clock in the morning.

“For the past few weeks, however, they went missing – neither heard nor seen. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the hen and a lone chick foraging inside the condo ground 3 days ago on 22 Mar evening. I learnt later that the Estate Manager saw them a week ago and tried to catch the chick. His attempt failed as it flew away.

“Another video taken yesterday shows them on the way to their roost. Observe their reactions on hearing the territorial/alert call of a Collared Kingfisher.”

Sun Chong Hong
25th March 2012


“The above is an updatde video on the growth of the Red Junglefowl chick – it’s a female – 22 days after his last video.

“Do not be surprised by the ability of the chicken to fly, as seen towards the end of the video. It could already fly about 1 month ago,” wrote Chong Hong on 16th April 2012.

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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4 Responses

  1. I have seen a family with 2 chicks across the road from Thomson Plaza, at the overhead bridge jungle where the kampong house used to me

  2. I also saw one walking along the roadside beside the Rochor canal at Dunearn road near NJC, and have also seen them in Bukit Brown.

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